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Olivia Wilmarth is originally from Chesterfield, VA. She graduated with a B.S. in Global Health from Georgetown University in 2020. As a Disability Studies minor, she had the opportunity to learn more about the disability community through coursework and extracurricular events. She is now a second-year student in the Genetic Counseling Master’s Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. In her future as a genetic counselor, Olivia looks forward to interacting with diverse populations and serving as an advocate for patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Mary Elise Nolen is originally from Birmingham, AL. She graduated from Furman University in 2021 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in Medicine, Health, and Culture. From 2021-2022 she was a Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellow at Duke Divinity School where she read disability theology and participated in community of adults with and without disabilities. Now she is pursuing a master’s in genetic counseling at the University of South Carolina. Mary Elise is thrilled for the opportunity to learn more about how academic research/resources and the needs of real people with various abilities meet at the Center for Disability Resources.
Allie Paltzer is originally from Naperville, IL. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 2021. She is currently in her second year in the University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program. Allie is passionate about learning more about the lives and needs of individuals with disabilities during her time at the CDR, and looks forward to continuing that advocacy throughout her career.
Megan McMillan is from Garner, NC. She Graduated with a B.S. in Family and Community Services with a concentration in Child Development from East Carolina University in 2019. She has experience working with children in various early childhood education and school settings. She is now a second year Master of Social Work Student at the University of South Carolina. Megan has a passion for working with children and families in the school and medical settings. She is excited to have the opportunity to further her learning by working with the populations that are served at the Center for Disability Resources.